DataGotham: The Empire State of Data

I’m extremely excited about DataGotham, a conference that I’m co-hosting with friends and fellow New York data nerds Drew, John, and Mike.

DataGotham is a celebration of the NYC data community, and will bring together professionals from all industries in New York that are built around data, from finance to fashion and from startups to the Fortune 500 and government. The event is September 13th – 14th at NYU, with tutorials and The Great Data Extravaganza Show (with cocktails!) at the Tribeca Rooftop Thursday evening, and a single track conference Friday. Our speakers and sponsors are all amazing. You can register now.

While DataGotham is definitely a labor of love, there are numerous reasons to do it. I believe that New York has a distinct data philosophy — the study of human behavior — that is unique and should be celebrated. We have an large population of local badass data hackers, and our community will only grow stronger if we can build relationships across the industry divides. Finally, there’s an opportunity for all of us to influence the future of data science, and this event will highlight some voices that might not otherwise be heard.

I hope to see you there!

(Also, anyone who made it this far through can register with code “dataGothamist” for 25% off :) )


  • Yuliya Falkovich

    It sounds like a great event but with a $499 price tag even with 25% off discount it is not very affordable for people like me who are on unemployment while trying to launch their own business. Are you targeting it for people whose employers are footing the bill?

    • http://www.hilarymason.com Hilary Mason

      Yes, given the market for data scientists right now, it’s reasonable for employers to pay. And it’s not cheap to put on a big event in NYC. :)